What’s Your Excuse For Being Fat?


We Indians are a diverse people, but, there’s no denying a common trait we share – we love our food…and how! Our affinity towards gastronomical delights is actually an inherent weakness for ghee laden…garnished with full cream…daubed in butter… dripping in sugar… kind of stuff. And it shows…doesn’t it…in the well rounded bellies that we put up on exhibition!

Handshakes are passé…we’ve forged a new routine…we let our bellies do the greeting.

Our affinity towards gastronomical delights is actually an inherent weakness for ghee laden…garnished with full cream…daubed in butter… dripping in sugar… kind of stuff. And it shows…doesn’t it…in the well rounded bellies that we put up on exhibition!

Handshakes are passé…we’ve forged a new routine…we let our bellies do the greeting.

Belly shake!
Belly shake!

But, jokes aside…if you’re carrying a ‘food baby’ you must feel the need to get rid of it. A desire to reveal that sexy avatar lost behind tons of fat must surface every once in a way. So, what’s your excuse for carrying all the fat around? You can’t possibly love the way your belly jiggles.

There is a way for you to shed those extra pounds, with a realistic, no-nonsense guide especially compiled for people battling weight issues. So, get ready for losing weight the healthy way. You are guaranteed weight loss provided you follow simple tips given in this series. Trust me, you’ll enjoy the journey. No starving – yes, eat your way to a slimmer you.

Not so long ago women the world over understood dieting as a phase that included starvation and deprivation of food. There was also this ridiculous trend of stuffing yourself with only one kind of food – It was either cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time or it was meals high in protein content. Now, how absurd a diet can that be! People who blindly followed these senseless diets threw caution to wind – played the Russian roulette with their bodies; putting themselves at risk to a myriad of health problems. These forms of dieting had awful results and were never recommended by doctors. Thankfully, better sense prevailed and people realized the futileness of such fad diets. The concept of dieting witnessed a sea change, and diets became healthier and filling.

Are you looking for simple, hassle free ways to lose weight so you can reveal that sexy avatar that’s lost behind tons belly fat? You can shed all the extra pounds, become slim and beautiful with this realistic, no-nonsense guide especially compiled for Indian women battling weight issues. So, get ready for losing weight the healthy way. You are guaranteed weight loss provided you follow simple tips given in this series. Trust me, you’ll enjoy the journey. No starving – yes, eat your way to a slimmer you.

Secrets To A Slimmer You

Dieting now equates to healthier meals and balanced diet. It’s the perfect recipe to springboard you in to losing weight and remaining slim. What does a balanced diet do? It’s packed with nutrients for a constant boost of energy, improves metabolism so you burn extra fat, supplies you with the right amount of minerals and vitamins to keep your skin glowing and hair lustrous and you healthy.

Achieving weight loss and maintaining it lies in –

  1. Selecting the right foods
  2. Using the right cooking techniques
  3. Eating the right quantity
  4. Knowing when to eat

Foods That Can Go On Your Plate

Not all foods are designed equal. Don’t we all know that! There are some foods that are definitely better than others when you are trying to lose weight and these should be part of your diet. You probably know what these foods are, nevertheless here’s a quick reminder for you to stick by.

  1. Munch on fresh fruits and vegetables
  2. Soy products such as tofu, soya milk, nuggets and granules are good for you
  3. Whole grain breads made from wheat flour or a combination of whole grains are better than white/refined flour (maida) products
  4. Whole grains like oats and barley should be part of your diet
  5. Grilled, steamed and roasted foods, instead of gravy laden curry
  6. Water – at least three litres a day

Munch on these
Munch on these

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Foods That You Should Avoid

You have to be honest with yourself when you’re on ‘mission weight loss’. I’ll discuss calories and how they contribute to weight gain in a separate post. For now you must learn to identify foods that will act as a spoiler in your weight loss journey.

While, home cook food is the best when you are trying to lose those extra kilos it is good only as long as you monitor what goes into it. Don’t expect it to work miracles when it has generous swivels of fresh cream or butter or ghee or oil floating on top.

Apart from that here is what you shouldn’t be eating –

  1. Canned products – they have added preservatives and are high in sodium and sugar content all of which are bad for you
  2. Processed products – like cheese and white flour aka maida
  3. Aerated drinks – loaded with sugar
  4. Sweetmeats – No mithais like gulab jamuns, jalebis and rasmalai
  5. Pickle – The desi version of pickle ‘Achaar’ is high in sodium and oil
  6. Deep fried foods – Poori, bhatura, samosa, kachori are not meant for you
  7. Cakes and pastries – they are made from white flour and butter

Stay away from these!
Stay away from these!

This is not a comprehensive list. You will need to use your own discretion at most times when it comes to food. Once you learn to recognize healthy foods, you’ll automatically steer away from the unhealthy variants.

The second part will discuss calories and how to cut them down sensibly.

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